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the suspected gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia , shot a t-s-a officer at point blank range. he then walked away, but returned moments later to shoot him again. kyung lah explains how the >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3 they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path thru the terminal >> "but here's what they do know. a roommate dropped him off at the airport. he entered at about 9:20 in the morning one of these entrances at terminal 3." according to pictures like this one as well as surveillance video, the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle, which ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of
the new details. >> reporter: investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia was dropped off by a friend in a black hyundai. he calmly walked inside terminal three with this assault rifle, plenty of ammo, a plan to kill, and a note for police. >> in that note, he indicated his anger and his malice, i would say, towards the tsa officers. >> reporter: according to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point-blank range at officer hernandez. investigators say ciancia then proceeded up an else canlator, but when the wounded officer appeared to move, he returned to the lobby, shooting hernandez again. >> we have a tsa officer shot. >> reporter: with hernandez down, the gunman is on the move. police say he shoots and wounds t two more tsa officers. a high school teacher is also hit. once he was past security, police say the suspect made his way down this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said, tsa? they shook their head no, the suspect kept going. in 60 seconds, police corner ciancia, shooting him multiple times and at least once in
an acquaintance of paul ciancia for the first time. >> and the woman accused of killing a couple in menlo park is supposed to be in court this morning. the court date keeps being pushed back due to medical issues. her blood alcohol level was apparently twice the legal limit in the october 24th crash. >>> here's elizabeth with traffic. >> and right now tow crews are working to clear a couple of cars approaching pinole valley road. the accident is causing a few delays. one lane is blocked. the back-ups extend looks like into hercules maybe for a couple of exits. here is a live look past the accident scene. everything is moving okay through berkeley. highway 4 looks like this. pretty typical staff off the -- stuff off the anitoch bridge. things improve towards pittsburgh bay point. a quick check at the bay bridge toll plaza. looks like they just switched on the metering lights. it's quickly backing up. looks like we are backed up in the fast track lanes beyond that first overcrossing in the distance. ten minutes to get on to the bay bridge. bart on time. they have more than 40 all reporting no de
a murder chances against anthony ciancia -- ciancia. the fbi has found antigovernment writings allegedly penned by ciancia. >> on the floor. on the floor now! >> federal prosecutors are filing criminal charged against paul ciancia. he's charged with opening fire and killing gerardo hernandez and wounding others. filed multiple rounds at point- blank range. >> hernandez wife spoke to to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. i am devastated. >> a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about
off at the airport on friday not aware that ciancia was going to carry out attack. ciancia is under armed guard and heavy see dangerous at -- and heavy sedation. >> this morning, we are in front of what f.b.i. agents are calling paul ciancia's last known address in sun valley area which is out of the of los angeles. they say he lived here after spending the majority his life in new jersey. here is a look at man, paul ciancia, just 23-year-old, an unemployed motorcycle technician. on friday, according to the f.b.i., he was shot four times by airport police, arrested and hospitalized. authorities say he was dropped off at lax and began hunting t.s.a. agents to kill. he succeeded. the shooting spree caused 1,500 flight flight to be delayed and cancels with thousands forced to evacuate the airport. we spoke to a neighbor near his apartment who said his wife was home when the f.b.i. stormed his hope the. >> they remain forked in here and starting headed back here. she didn't know what to think. it seemed like this were 50 of them. >> they got here right after the shooting 'til about 1:00
paul ciancia, carried multiple weapon's magazines and a chilling message. >> in the note handwritten we found from the defendant, it was signed by the defendant. we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of jirardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> and we're heartbroken. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gun fire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain stranded. their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> and i want to go home. >> reporter: paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all of my stuff was on the conveyer. i heard pow, pow, pow, the next shot and we all took off running. you can still hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say the 23- year-old paul ciancia shot his way through the security checkpoint killing tsa officer hernandez and wounding two others. >> you were taking off your shoes. >> yeah. >> and you started to run bare foot? >> that is it. >
. >> paul ciancia arrived at the airport on friday like a regular passenger. we have learned a roommate dropped him off at terminal 3 unaware of the plan. according to the complaint, surveillance video shows ciancia walking up to the check point pulling out an assault rifle and shooting dass officer gerardo hernandez pointblank. the document also says that the gunman walked away but he saw the wounded officer moving, he came back and shot him again, killing him. >> this is the first t.s.a. employee killed in the line of duty. >> the f.b.i. says ciancia shot his way through the terminal wounding two other officers and a teacher, shot in the leg. >> he dragged himself into a closet where he found a sweatshirt which he used as a tourniquet to slow or stop the blood. >> after airport police shot ciancia four times, they found the bag which contained five magazines full of ammunition and a hand written note addressed to the t.s.a. saying he hoped to instill fear on your traitorous mind. >> he made a decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. >> classmates of where he played the french horn
encounter at l.a.x. as paul ciancia is unresponsive in the hospital. >> paul ciancia was shot four times by officers, one gunshot to the mouth blew a molar out of his jaw. if he ever regains consciousness he faces charges including the death penalty. 23-year-old ciancia told investigators he acted alone. abc news learned his unsuspecting roommate dropped him off at l.a.x. thinking he had a flight to get. ciancia made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. tonight his friends are speaking out. >> he was shy guy. he kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> he was a really nice guy. a bit loner and introverted, but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> ciancia was a student at the tech anything cal institute -- technical institute in florida. they say once in the airport ciancia pulled an assault rifle and began firing killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. download it fo
. a law enforcement official tells the "associated press" shooting suspect paul ciancia is heavily sedated as armed guards keep watch over hip. police charged the 23-year-old in friday's deadly shooting at los angeles international airport. officers shot ciancia four times to end the shooting rampage, but before the suspect was taken to the hospital an official says he told them he acted alone. >> he had the gun down like this. >> reporter: passenger scott green witnessed the shooting. he was among the more than 100 people who ran for their lives. >> it didn't make sense to me. i thought, you know, well, that guy had a gun and no one was there to stop him. >> reporter: court papers reveal ciancia left a letter saying he made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say he targeted tsa agents. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. now, the suspect has no history of mental illness, but we do know that he texted his family saying he wasn't happy to the point where the suspect's
at the deadlien counter at l.a.x -- deadly encounter at l.a.x. as paul ciancia is unresponsive in the hospital. >> paul ciancia was shot four times by officers, one gunshot to the mouth blew a molar out of his jaw. if he ever regains consciousness he faces charges including the death penalty. 23-year-old ciancia told investigators he acted alone. abc news learned his unsuspecting roommate dropped him off at l.a.x. thinking he had a flight to get. thea made s decision to kill multiple tsa employees. tonight his friends are speaking out. >> he was shy guy. he kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> he was a really nice guy. a bit loner and introverted, but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> ciancia was a student at the tech anything cal institute -- technical institute in florida. they say once in the airport ciancia pulled an assault rifle and began firing killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobi
-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled out a crime began rifle and began shooting. >> i just saw the gun, and i was just terrified like everybody else was and we're all just on the ground. >> 39-year-old tsa officer gerardo hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the hernandez family's home. neighbors say they were shocked. >> my heart goes out to them. i pray the lord will give them peace and strength. >> the head of the tsa will arrive today. he'll meet with hernandez's family as well as two of the other agents wounded in the shooting. >> ciancia appeared to have a grudge against the security agency. in a note found in the 23-year- old's bag he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written he had some concern about it. >> ciancia's former los angeles roommates say they never suspected he was capable of such violence. edward license wjz eyewitne
angeles that charges the defendant paul anthony ciancia with the commission of two felonies on november 1. >> the charges against the alleged gunman are quite serious. he could face the death penalty if convicted. paul ciancia remains in critical condition tonight. he was shot in the head by l.a.x. police. >>> we also heard for the first time from the family of one of the victims. teri okita has the tsa agent's widow's reaction as well as new details on the investigation. >> reporter: the widow of the fallen officer spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a
with their luggage. instead, a man is shot by the man on this stretcher, paul ciancia. >> i was terrified like everybody else was. we were onto ground. >> reporter: not just on the ground, but a crush of humanity flooding out of terminal 3, a frenzy. storming out of emergency exits and on to the tarmac. ducking under planes. >> there was a guy downstairs started shooting and one guy fell down, panic erupted and he was going up through the security check. >> reporter: passengers with meticulously planned trips fled, . l.a.x. officials say ciancia shot his way through terminal 3 taking aim at tsa employees. >> the officers didn't, i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: take a closer look at the officer's feet. that's ciancia's weapon left lying on the carpet. outside the sixth busiest airport in the world, the bus lines blocks long. the airport turned into a bus depot. l.a.x. shut down for hours this afternoon and this morning because of that situation. the impact felt across the world and even here in the bay area. about
video shows paul ciancia walking to the psa check point and pulling out and firing multiple shots at point-blank range at a t.s.a. officer. they say he moved up the escalator and looked back at the officer who moved and shot again to kill him. >> he made a decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. >> lights are lit in honor of hernandez. two other officers are released from the hospital. 54-year-old and 32-year-old and the high school teacher is in "fair" condition with a wound to the leg. as for ciancia, those would know him say he is a quiet young man, 23-year-old graduated from a small private high. >> he kept to himself and walking around by himself. did not talk to anyone at all. >> ciancia moved to los angeles and lived in this apartment complex until this year when he was an unemployed motorcycle mechanic. his roommate is shocked. >> he was really nice. introverted but nothing that i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> can you keep up with the new developments on the lax shooting with the abc7 news mobile app downloaded for free. >> jetblue believes
information about the man accused of opening fire at l.a.x. police say paul ciancia texted his family on the morning of the shooting that he was going to kill himself. los angeles police officers got to his apartment 45 minutes after he left for the airport. police say ciancia killed one tsa screener and wounded two others and a passenger. some are calling for better security at tsa checkpoints. >> part of that investigation will be a review of the security measures that were in place not only at l.a.x. but i think a review of the security arrangements that exist in other airports as well. >> police officers shot ciancia four times. he's heavily sedated following surgery for his wounds and is currently under 24-hour guard. >>> a new study from uc berkeley raises concerns about the outsourcing of airport workers. according to the study, the share of airport workers outsourced to contractors grew from 19% in 2001 to 26% by 2011. during the same period, airport workers saw their hourly wages fall by an average of 15%. the study says the airport workers declining pay affects airport effic
-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. ciancia in is in the hospital and is unresponsive after he was shot in the head. here's david wright with the latest. >> the fbi said ciancia was dropped off at lax friday morning. in his bag a smith & wesson assault rifle like this one with five extra magazines fully loaded. the fbi alleges ciancia walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officers. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> according to the complaint, as he moved up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in video appearance to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. ciancia then alleged by gunned down at least two more tsa officers. a chase through the terminal end at the food court near the boarding gates where airport police shot him four times. >> he made a conscious decision to kill
in the deadly lax shooting friday morning. the roommates of paul ciancia says he sent a text to his family friday morning that he was going to commit suicide. his family called the police to check on him at home. but they got there about 45 minutes late after ciancia had left for the airport. right now ciancia is surrounded by armed guards. he is heavily sedated in a hospital after being shot four times by police. after friday's shooting at lax they are releasing information about how many guns are brought into airports. just a week before that deadly shooting 39 guns were seized at airport check points nation- wide. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades preventing them from being taken on the planes. >> i certainly hope it wasn't anything with malicious intent. it was just a mistake and a one off kind of situation. >> most people are saying they forgot they had the weapon in their carry on baggage while others tried to disguise them as ordinary objects trying to get them through. >>> today the family of a santa rosa teenager fat
. what's still unclear, what drove 23-year-old paul ciancia to target tsa. the report for wjz from la with the latest. >> a spokesperson read a statement from the family of the los angeles international airport shooting suspect. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. >> officials say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 of the airport on friday, pulling a suitcase with a backpack on top. there were holes in both pieces of luggage. he pulled the gun out and opened fire on tsa officer gerardo hernandez killing him. he also shot two other tsa employees and a passenger before airport police shot him four times. according to court documents ciancia left a letter saying he made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees to instill fear. the letter also talked about how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. >> lax has opened but the attack is raising questions about security at america's third largest airport. >> like many passengers noah was stopped at a police check point.
has been identified as a 23-year- old man, paul ciancia of los angeles. investigators found information on him that expresseddager at the federal government and specifically at the tsa. the mayor of los angeles hailed the work of airport police officers in stopping him. >> they were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everybody in that terminal today if it were not for the action. >> reporter: this is a picture of the suspected gunman. officials in new jersey say ciancia had made references to suicide in text messages to his family members there. we have video to share with you. it comes from inside lax. you see panicked passengers running away from the scene of the shooting in terminal three. a police officer tells them to move along. operations at lax ground to a halt outside, people started walking down the airport surrounding streets, dragging rolling suitcases behind them. paul ciancia pulled a rifle out of a bag and opened fire at a tsa check point, killing an agent and wounding others. he went thereupon the check point. that's when a police officer opened
. officials say that 23 year-old paul ciancia is an unemployed a motorcycle mechanic who recently moved to los angeles from new jersey. his family baggies notified new jersey authorities after they became concerned. lapd was contacted and officers went to his home the morning of the shooting but they missed him. he opened fire at lax killing eight tsa kirk, wounding five others on friday. one woman who knew him and his three roommates spoke to cnn, she says that he was plotting his crime. >> he did not mention what a day without warning. he just opened the door in stated that he had to leave. >> investigators have concluded that ciancia was dropped off at the airport by room make but he had no knowledge of what he planned to do. he is facing charges of murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. the fbi says that ciancia is currently in the hospital and is unresponsive. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. two planes collided in mid-air. how all the passengers managed to survive the incident coming up. >> while posting pictures online kalanchoe in troubl
paul ciancia walk into terminal 3 at l.a.x. and unload that semiautomatic weapon, killing that tsa agent and injuring three others. we do know that paul ciancia is still in the hospital in critical condition. he's under 4-hour guard. ewas -- 24-hour guard. he was shot four times, including in the mouth. he's unresponsive. one of the things agents are looking at, the better letter that was -- the better found inside the duffel bag. in the note, he apparently described how he had this hatred for tsa agents and how he wanted to kill them. additionally, investigators are talking to ciancia's family. he's from new jersey. he moved here to southern california about a year and a half ago. apparently, had texted his father moments before he got in the car to l.a.x., talked about how he was unhappy and something that he told his father made his father call the chief of police in pensville, township, new jersey who then called police in l.a., the l.a.p.d. and by the time officers arrived to ciancia's house here in southern california, he had already gotten into a car on his way to l.a.x. the
and the suspected shooter. 23-year-old paul ciancia. abc7 news reporter lilian kim has more from lax. >> travelers ran for their lives when a gunman shot his way past security at the lax international airport at terminal three. suspect is 23-year-old paul ciancia. he approached a checkpoint and pulled a semiautomatic rifle from a bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded at least three others. >> the first shot went out and it was a loud bang. i mean, boom! >> everybody panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officer. a man was holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me, and he said tsa? with a question mark. i just shook my head and he kept going. >> some went to the bathrooms and some head ford, its. he hid under a chair. >> i wanted to help them, but i also wanted to cover myself. >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal, and that's where an officer-involved shooting occurred. >> the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. >> there w
, paul ciancia who authorities say opened fire with a a high powered rifle. >> security in terminal 3. >> witnesses say there was a chaotic scene saying he started shooting outside the check point. as the police raced in he made it back to the terminal near the departure gate. passengers ducked for cover and some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> on the floor! on the floor! >> as people ran as fast as they could, the panic and the lock down that followed blocked ambulances from getting close causing rescue wokers to race hundreds of yards to get the wounded to safety. witnesses say the shooter was armed with multiple guns. when he ran out of bullets in one, he allegedly grabbed another. >> i heard gunshots. a few seconds later i saw him coming up the elevator and walk by 10 feet away with his gunpointed. >> hernandez, a behavioral detection officer hired to recognize strange behavior, shot dead. two other officers injured and recovering from their wounds. police shot ciancia and he was rushed to a hospital. >> m
airport at terminal three. this video captures the panic after the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, approached the checkpoint and pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded at least three others. >> the first shot went out and it was a loud bang. i mean, boom! >> everybody panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. a man was holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me, and he said tsa? with a question mark. i just shook my head and he kept going. >> some went to the bathrooms and some headed for exits and some hid under a chair. >> i wanted to help them, but i also wanted to cover myself. >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal, and that's where an officer-involved shooting occurred. >> the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. >> there was more than 100 more rounds that literally could have killed everybody in the terminal. >> reporter: as for terminal three, it's been taken
, los angeles international airport. >> now, accused gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia is from pensville, new jersey. police say his father called them today, his son expected him a text saying he expected to die today. according to fbi ciancia carried a note with letters nwo believed to stand for "new world order" >> news conference just finished moments ago the fbi said the investigation will take sometime. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down and will have it shut down while we continue the investigation. teams under there from both fbi and as well as lapd. their work is long and methodical. they'll take time on this. >> the faa has lifted its flight ground stop order. flights can now go to lax, but delays continuing throughout the weekend. >> here in the bay area, officers went on patrol moments after the shooting. standard procedure when something happens elsewhere. the situation delayed a number of flights. others diverted here. most passengers seemed to handle this well and however, others did not. >> hello? i see people here to help us. short, long flight from new yor
for a while. they believe paul ciancia acted alone, but can't say why he did it. >>> everyone on the floor. on the floor now. >> another look at that chilling exclusive cell phone video from tmz. seconds later as you can see, passengers poured out of the gate areas as police urged them to run outside. some of those passengers were injured trying to escape and get to safety. >> this was all happening at l.a.x., but there's a ripple effect across the world. flight delays and diversions from some of our local airports. we begin with impact at san jose. >> reporter: at least 27 flights between the bay area and l.a.x. have been cancelled. that number is expected to grow. >> i made a big circle. >> reporter: it's been a long day for a richmond resident. >> i started in oakland, was supposed to go to l.a.x., from l.a.x. to austin. ended up in ontario where they told us to get off the plane, go get our luggage, and recheck back in. so i'm back here. >> reporter: five hours of travel time only to end up back in the bay area. she's hoping to finally catch a flight to austin this evening. >> just tir
tsa agents and he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished. >> reporter: ciancia is charged with shooting of two people and killing of one agent. >> every airport say little different. but the cordination with the local police is always key because remember tsa officers are not armed. >> reporter: one traveler told cbs news he was calm before the shooting and looked like just another passenger. back to you. >> ciancia's family says they tried to warn the authorities he was not stable. >>> the family of a 13-year-old boy, shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy, plans to file a lawsuit tomorrow. andy lopez was carrying a toy riffel and plastic handguns when he was shot on october 22nd. his family is expected to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the county and the deputy. three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed. >>> it is now up to the b.a.r.t board of directors to vote on the deal. not even is happy. not from the union but a member of the board. it including a pay raise over four years, workers have to pay into their pensions and monthly health co
to be identified spoke to cnn about what may have caused ciancia to open fire. >> all the nsa findings that came out this year he was upset about it. >> now this morning ciancia is heavily sedated in a hospital. he is being watched around the clock by an armed guard. >>> today students in the novato school district will return to class with increased security on cameras. campus. the cameras are mounted on the exteriors on building. they are not inside classrooms, bathrooms, or other buildings. the cameras will help keep students safe. >>> ed lee will be talking with people near the twitter building today as the company prepares to go public this week. the mayor plans to begin his walk at 10:00 this morning at the corner of market and tenth street. he hopes to hear from people who live and work in the area. he wants to though what they think about twitter's initial public offering. the mayor may not hear a lot of support. the new associated press poll shows 36% of americans believe investing in twitter would be a good investment. >>> there sam report that the oakland a's could play next season at
the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on th
, anthony ciancia, a resident of los angeles. right now, lax terminal with exception of terminal three is reopening as quickly as possible. passengers should check with airlines for flight information. first priority is safety. i know there is pressure for the public to get on that plane to feel secure. the area around lax should be avoided unless you have clear information on the flight and need to be in the area. we have a hot line for travellers needing a hotel near lax. they should call 1-888-831-7176. one of the lessons is september 11thth is the need to work seamlessly across jurisdictions. we had the fbi director here today before knowing this was going to happen. i witnessed, as mayor of the city, seamlessness between agencies, between different levels of government. i personally want to thank each of the men and women across agencies that today have done incredible work. i want to t volunteers and staff at los angeles world airport, red cross, civilian team that's stand out and ensuring traffic is flowing. now, i'd like to give it over to the special agent in charge to say a f
, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded u
about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wounded when 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could
. the suspected gunman paul ciancia allegedly shot a tsa officer at point-blank range, went up the escalator, came down and shot him again. he's charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. he was not a ticketed passenger but dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as reporter carter-of-ans tell us, he had more than one women. >> the man carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten by the defendant and signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the widow spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we're all heartbroken and. >> reporter: many passengers remain stranded. their belongings inside the terminal they were flowing from. >> i want to go home and -- >> reporter: he's gone home to missouri. >> it was on the convey or and heard the next shop and i took off running. you can hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old paul ciancia shot his way through
about the man accused in that deadly lax shooting friday morning. the roommates of paul ciancia says he sent a texas to his family that -- a sent a text to his family that he was going to commit suicide. his family went to check on him but they were too late. right now ciancia is surrounded by armed guards and heavily sedated in the hospital after being shot four times by police. the tsa is telling us new information about how many guns are brought into airports just one week before that deadly shooting president guns were -- 39 guns were seized at airport check points. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides the guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades from being taken on to planes. >> i certainly hope it wasn't anything with malicious intent. it was just a mistake and a one off kind of situation. >> tsa says most people say they forgot they had the weapon in their carry on bags. others try to disguise them as ordinary objects trying to sneak them through. >>> the u.s. senate takes a test vote on legislation that would prohibit employers from discriminating against wo
-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately we were unable to revive a heartbeat, and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and antitsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. airport authorities say 746 flights were affected. and we are hearing from many disgruntled and angry passengers right now. i spoke with some who just got off a plane after sitting on the tarmac for six hours. in los angeles, i'm ter
emerging of family members of the alleged lax shooter tried to stop him. officials said paul ciancia's family in new jersey had notified new jersey local authority's would then contact a los angeles police. those officials then visited the suspect's home the morning of the shooting and missed him by about 45 minutes. of the shooting and missed him by about 45 minutes. pto those who've waited... worried... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. ncia's plan. ciancia is an unemployed motorcycle mechanical recently moved to los angeles from new jersey. he is facing charges of murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. the fbi says ciancia is currently in the hospital and is unresponsive. >>james: another airport scare this one in alabama just two days after the deadly shooting at
in panic and mayhem --ç paul ciancia arrived like a normal passenger. abc news has learned his roommate dropped him off at terminal 3, unaware ciancia had no ticket and apparently no plans of boarding a flight.ç according to the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court, heç walked righ up to the tsa checkpoint, pulled out a smith & westinç assault rifle, and shot tsa officer geraldo hernandez atç point blk range multiple times. he rode up the escalator. he allegedly came back and shot hernandez again, killing him. >> as we know, this is the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. and it is a significant event. >> reporter: two other tsa officers wwre wounded, james speer and tony grigsby. the fourth victim, a teacher, brian ludmer, shot in the leg. his friends said ludmer and eaglu "=uq1 out of his sweatshirt. as he hid in a closet. >> what you thought he heard wereç police officers out sidef the door. he opened a crack and saw a police officer. two police officers dragged him out of a closet. they put brian on the wheelchair and ran him out of the terminal to
. >> so good to be here. >> the man charged with killing a tsa officer at l.a.x. paul you ciancia claims he acted alone. >> the procedures at the third largest airport inside terminal three at l.a.x. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals are back open this morning including terminal three where the shooting occurred. we're learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at l.a.x. >> tsa agents are wearing black bands in memory of hernandez, the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty flowers are placed yards from where the shooting took place. >> he had his gun trained down like this. he took two shots. >> reporter: scott greene was in the security line when paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> it didn't make sense to me. that guy had a gun. no one was there to stop him. police were outside. >> l.a.x. police shot the gun plan. the carpeting covered in blood has been replaced. $9.1 billion has been spent on se
told authorities as he was arrested he acted alone and was dropped off by a friend. paul ciancia is still sedated in the hospital after being shot multiple times by police. investigators are getting a better idea of what happened inside terminal 3 from when paul ciancia opened fire till the time he was shot. >> reporter: investigators are still peacing together -- piecing together their time line. he entered at 9:20 a.m. in the morning at terminal 3. he approached the tsa officer and shot him. >> the defendant is alleged to have been walking away from the tsa officer, going up an escalator and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> reporter: at the top is the security check point. he abandoned two tsa officers and one passenger -- he wounded two tsa officers and one passenger. he made his way into therminal 3 -- therminal 3. -- terminal 3. >> people were running, getting knocked down. there was luggage every. >> reporter: you can see his -- everywhere. >> reporter: you can see he is palt. paul ciancia had five loaded magazines. a host of unspent o
-year-old paul ciancia walked up to the check point, pulled out a assault rifle and shot the officer at point blank range. he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he realized hernandez was still moving the fbi says ciancia returned, killing him, and wounded two more officers and a teacher. >> he saw the gunman. he felt his leg go, turn into jelly. >> police shot ciancia four times, discovering a hand written note describing how he wanted to instill fear on your traitorus minds. which is detailed further on cnn >> he said if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished >> paul is their son, and brother. we'll continue to love and care for him. >> reporter: detectives combed through his southern california apartment and other residences, trying to determine what set him off. classmates describe him as a loner. a former roommate says he was a nice guy. >> going back to jersey, working for his dad, making amends can family problems >> now, the attorney general says they may have to rethink airport procedures >> it's something we need toechl yammin given what happe
, police confirmed the alleged shooter is 23-year-old paul ciancia, a u.s. citizen. meanwhile, nearly 800 flights were impacted leaving passengers stranded here in the bay area and beyond. >> we have team coverage for you tonight on this developing story. arturo santiago is covering sfo. we begin with kimberly terry in san jose. multiple delays, cancelations. what are we talking about in terms of impact? >> reporter: jessica, we could see the ripple effect through the weekend, at least that's what airport authorities are saying for now. nearly 30 flights from l.a.x. to the three bay area airports were canceled today. tonight, the big question is, if i have a flight, can i get out of here? the answer is, yes. as long as you're not headed to southern california. but if that's where you need to go, it's possible you might get out, you just need to pack your patience. >> we have six airlines here at minetta san jose international that serve l.a.x. so that's 29 flights a day between the 6 airlines so there's likely an impact to many travelers. >> reporter: a spokesperson for san jose airport s
motive. prompted by a warning by paul ciancia's family in new jersey, police went to the alleged l.a.g. gunman's apartment the morning of the shooting. his family frantically called police after text message after text message from ciancia warned something would happen. he left for l.a.x. 45 minutes earlier. meanwhile, one woman who knows this alleged gunman and his three room mates says he was plotting his crime days before the rampage. >> he asked one of the room mates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going going back home, his dad was sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> no, he also didn't mention the day he had to leave. that morning, he doesn't knock, just opened the door and says i have to leave. take me now. >> did he ever express hatred toward the government or the tsa. >> all the nsa findings that came out this year, he was upset and he thought tsa abused their power. >> cnn has confirmed this photo making its rounds online is legitimate. it shows ciancia was not wearing any sort of s
23-year-old paul anthony ciancia with murder of a federal officer and violence at an international airport. they say he wrote and signed a note saying he had made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> his intent was very, very clear in his note. >> the murder is believed to be a premeditated act of first degree. >> the charges filed could lead to the death penalty or life without parole. as the investigation into his motives continues, the grief of the family of the victim just beginning. gerardo hernandez had worked at l.e0)v a. x. since 2010. >> we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. he was a joy full person. he took pride in his duty for the merp public and the mission. >> the next step for police is reviewing video of ciancia's alleged movements at the airport. he is reportedly unresponse inat a los angeles hospital. >> in the east bay, a man accused of exposing himself at several parks is behind bars tonight. officers arrested 20-year-old shaquille thomas at his home yesterday. police say over the past year, they received several reports of indec
alone. paul ciancia told police a friend dropped him off in front of terminal three on friday, he was carrying an assault rifle and five 30-round magazines and in his bag hundreds of more rounds. this morning, he's hospitalized, heavily sedated and under armed guard. theresa garcia reports. >> reporter: scott green was right there and ran for his life when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> like he had his gun trained down like this, and he took two shots. >> reporter: police say it was 23-year-old paul ciancia who killed one tsa agent and wounded two others. investigators found a note in his duffel bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents, but so far the fbi has not found evidence of any previous run-ins he may have had with the agency. >> i thought he was just a random passenger, very calm, stoic face. >> reporter: billy bay saw the suspect walk in with an assault rifle. he says it could have been worse. >> about 100 people under benches around him hiding. if he wanted to continue to shoot, he could have. i've read since he was targetin
to be the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately, we were unable to revive a heartbeat and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and anti- tsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey earlier today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. >>> it's been the subject of a legal battle in federal court for months. how mentally ill inmates are treated in california prisons. reporter angelie hemphill shows us videos just released by a judge. we warn you so
the night at lax's terminal three processing the crime scene. police say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled out a semiautomatic rifle and started shooting. >> i just saw the gun. and i was just terrified. like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: 39-year-old tsa officer hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to their home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them. i pray that the lord will give them peace and strength to go through this. >> reporter: the head of the tsa will arrive here later today to meet with hernandez's family and other agents wounded in the shooting. in a note he called himself a pissed off patriot. and believed his constitutional rights were being violated by the searches. >> the text message was a message to the little brother. the way it was written. it had concern about it. it was brought to our attention. >> reporter: his roommates never suspected he was capable of such violence. more than 1500 flights arriving and departing were disrupted yesterday during this shooting. because
ciancia: he could get life in prison or be sentenced to death. they have still not talked to him as he remains unconscious in the hospital after being shot four times. >> we did recover a note at the crime scene. in that note, he indicated his malice and anger towards the tsa officers. they are checking whether a roommate unwittingly drove him to the airport. they describe ciancia as a loan are and in hopes of piecing together the sequence of events. the wife of the victim said he took great pride in his job. >> he enjoyed his interaction with the passengers at lax. >> he was born in he will salvador and would have turned 40. the couple was married on valentine's day 1988. two others were wounded while two other people were injured running from the scene. >>> this weekend, the 100-foot pylons are lit up in blue to honor hernandez, the first officer to be killed in the 12 year history. >> they are also wearing black bands over his badges in his memory. >> the transportation security administration will review his policy in the wake of the shootings. the head of the tsa said agents are t
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